Half of Steam's 2023 Top-Grossing Games are F2P

With the new year almost upon us, a Best of Steam 2023 Sale is underway to celebrate the bestselling games of 2023 on Valve's store. Specific sales figures are not provided, but the logic behind inclusion in each of several categories is outlined, and top sellers by gross revenue are divided into tiers. The year's dozen top-grossing games are the "platinum" tier, and in an interesting sign of the times, fully half of them are free-to-play:

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El Pit wrote on Dec 28, 2023, 13:43:
I did not bother with building ships

That's too bad, the ship building is the only real innovative and really fun part of the game, and it has so much potential to be amazing, but sadly its sorely squandered by the rest of the game's mechanics, or rather the lack thereof.

Outposts though, outposts are useless trash.
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Jim wrote on Dec 28, 2023, 18:44:
the opposite of Love is not hate, it’s apathy.
apathy is the absence of love or hate (or any emotion), not the opposite.
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Dec 29, 2023, 09:57
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Dec 29, 2023, 09:57
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Probably the worst thing in my 18 hours of Starfield were the constant loading screens. When I think about going back to it I always remind myself that every door is a loading screen. Uninstalled.
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Dec 29, 2023, 09:39
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Bingo !.
- Non being apathetic means you make the effort to warn those who didn't buy it yet.
- The more discerning making their points so hyped lies ("1000 planets to explore") don't continue to be spread.
- Getting BGS to internalize how bad they lost their north so they can correct their course, if still able.

It's a form of gamer's camaraderie, and a favor giving a stern warning to a once respected studio.
CDPR heard and acted decisively.
Will BGS, hardly, when they never bother to fix their mistakes nor recognize them.

Some doubtful theories vs today last 30 days score down to 28% out of thousands of gamers.
And so many of the positives are rather neutral, or come with various caveats or "not worth full price, wait for a sale, play it later, etc".
But yep they are a deluded cabal, pizzaportal.

Who cared about Redfall? Made by a stellar studio now ruined by BGS forcing it to make something the knew little about and cared less ?
Do you think BGS could begin to approach the marvel that was Prey ?

And how many believed the shameless lies -once again- of a game made by BGS that used to get GOTYs consistently ?

My next game to play will finally be Fallout 4 VR for the first time:
Reportedly, barely playable as it is, difficult to make it launch and work even with mods, targeting is off and never fixed -my ace is using gamepad to M&K with x360ce.exe like in Borderlands 2 VR, worked famously- , crashes, but I'll try my luck because I dearly miss an old style BGS game when they stil knew how to make their thing.

I want them back.

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Jim wrote on Dec 28, 2023, 18:44:
the opposite of Love is not hate, it’s apathy. It says something when somebody bothers to put together an eight hour video on how Starfield sucks. Redfall is an objectively much worse game but nobody talks about it. Why is that? it seems like people are offended that other people actually like Starfield.
Probably bc nobody was looking forward much to Redfall. Starfield on the other hand was the most anticipated game of 2023.
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eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 28, 2023, 17:45:
Simon Says wrote on Dec 28, 2023, 16:53:
Jim wrote on Dec 28, 2023, 12:35:
Oh my, starfield is #6 in gross sales, but... but... it sucks so bad. The buyers must not have been listening to everyone talking about how it sucks so much. LOL

Strange, when I click the link the "ranking" changes every time. First time I clicked, CP2077 was #1, clicked a minute later, 3rd place.

You can't rely on "ranking", it's not #6, it's just in the top 12, no idea where exactly on it either.

Because it ain't a ranking. Platinum group is simply a grouping, and that order is randomized.

Exactly my point, just said differently.
Thanks mate.
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Dec 28, 2023, 19:31
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Holy Shit, Mostly Negative, at least it "just works?", yay dodd?!
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Dec 28, 2023, 19:19
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Jim wrote on Dec 28, 2023, 18:44:
the opposite of Love is not hate, it’s apathy. It says something when somebody bothers to put together an eight hour video on how Starfield sucks. Redfall is an objectively much worse game but nobody talks about it. Why is that? it seems like people are offended that other people actually like Starfield.

Lower expectations, and the insistence of people who have never played a Bethesda game before that it is the greatest game in history. It was hilarious that it got a nomination on Steam for 'most innovative gameplay.' With very few (and not meaningful) exceptions, all of Starfield's gameplay has been around since Oblivion.

I don't hate it, but it was a disappointment. Or would have been, had Bethesda not raked me over the coals with Fallout 4 VR, Skyrim VR, and Fallout 76 - three bad games in a row. Since I had low expectations I wasn't disappointed, but I did put it back on the shelf. I'll come back in a year or two when the updates have slowed down and the mods that actually fix the issue Bethesda won't are in place.

Oddly enough, I have much higher hopes for their upcoming games (ES VI is next, I believe.) Mostly because Starfield was the last Bethesda game developed almost entirely before Microsoft got involved (and there have been hints that Microsoft wasn't very happy about how Bethesda has handled their games in the past.)
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Jim wrote on Dec 28, 2023, 18:44:
the opposite of Love is not hate, it’s apathy. It says something when somebody bothers to put together an eight hour video on how Starfield sucks. Redfall is an objectively much worse game but nobody talks about it. Why is that? it seems like people are offended that other people actually like Starfield.
Maybe because Microsoft acknowledged the failure of Redfall and Phil Spencer offered an apology. Bethesda Game Studios has responded to criticism of Starfield by getting defensive and telling players they're wrong.
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the opposite of Love is not hate, it’s apathy. It says something when somebody bothers to put together an eight hour video on how Starfield sucks. Redfall is an objectively much worse game but nobody talks about it. Why is that? it seems like people are offended that other people actually like Starfield.
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Simon Says wrote on Dec 28, 2023, 16:53:
Jim wrote on Dec 28, 2023, 12:35:
Oh my, starfield is #6 in gross sales, but... but... it sucks so bad. The buyers must not have been listening to everyone talking about how it sucks so much. LOL

Strange, when I click the link the "ranking" changes every time. First time I clicked, CP2077 was #1, clicked a minute later, 3rd place.

You can't rely on "ranking", it's not #6, it's just in the top 12, no idea where exactly on it either.

Because it ain't a ranking. Platinum group is simply a grouping, and that order is randomized.
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Jim wrote on Dec 28, 2023, 12:35:
Oh my, starfield is #6 in gross sales, but... but... it sucks so bad. The buyers must not have been listening to everyone talking about how it sucks so much. LOL

Strange, when I click the link the "ranking" changes every time. First time I clicked, CP2077 was #1, clicked a minute later, 3rd place.

You can't rely on "ranking", it's not #6, it's just in the top 12, no idea where exactly on it either.
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Dec 28, 2023, 15:41
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Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Dec 28, 2023, 13:03:
Dreagon wrote on Dec 28, 2023, 12:43:
Jim wrote on Dec 28, 2023, 12:35:
Oh my, starfield is #6 in gross sales, but... but... it sucks so bad. The buyers must not have been listening to everyone talking about how it sucks so much. LOL

It's cleverly disguised suckage that takes 80+ hours of gameplay to discover.

Fear not, I found an EIGHT fucking hour long video on why Starfield sucks ass on they YouTube, so clear your calander for the day and prepare to get educated.
A Quick Retrospective my ass.
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Dec 28, 2023, 15:05
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I'm an optimist so I read that as half of the top selling games aren't F2P.

I don't hate the F2P business model itself, but rather what it has come to entail. Just like how we all cringe when we hear "mobile gaming" today.
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jdreyer wrote on Dec 28, 2023, 12:35:
We only have ourselves to blame for the enshittification of gaming.

Yup. As a popular saying goes: Only the stupidest of calves vote for their own butcher.

Conclusio: Gamers are the dumbest cows and their own worst enemy.
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Funny I played PUBG and CS2 online quite a bit with 1-2 friends. Didn't spend a penny this year on them. I could see wanting a few new skins if they were cheap, but guess people like to throw money these things
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Dreagon wrote on Dec 28, 2023, 12:43:
Jim wrote on Dec 28, 2023, 12:35:
Oh my, starfield is #6 in gross sales, but... but... it sucks so bad. The buyers must not have been listening to everyone talking about how it sucks so much. LOL

It's cleverly disguised suckage that takes 80+ hours of gameplay to discover.

Played Starfield and had mostly fun for 190+ hrs (one playthrough). The main questline was pretty bad until the end but the Crimson Fleet and xenoweapons questlines were fun. I did not bother with building ships or outpost, though. It simply was not necessary, I am in Beth games mostly for the stories and quests.

In the end, I had much more fun with Starfield than e.g. with Diablo 4 where I got too bored in act 3 to continue.
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Dreagon wrote on Dec 28, 2023, 12:43:
Jim wrote on Dec 28, 2023, 12:35:
Oh my, starfield is #6 in gross sales, but... but... it sucks so bad. The buyers must not have been listening to everyone talking about how it sucks so much. LOL

It's cleverly disguised suckage that takes 80+ hours of gameplay to discover.

Fear not, I found an EIGHT fucking hour long video on why Starfield sucks ass on they YouTube, so clear your calander for the day and prepare to get educated.
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Jim wrote on Dec 28, 2023, 12:35:
Oh my, starfield is #6 in gross sales, but... but... it sucks so bad. The buyers must not have been listening to everyone talking about how it sucks so much. LOL

It's cleverly disguised suckage that takes 80+ hours of gameplay to discover.
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Oh my, starfield is #6 in gross sales, but... but... it sucks so bad. The buyers must not have been listening to everyone talking about how it sucks so much. LOL
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